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ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

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Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Ilyass Chabreg
Ilyass Chabreg
Staff Writer

Ilyass Chabreg is a sophomore at Athens Drive. He is a staff writer for the Athens Oracle. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and plays for the school soccer team.

Ethan Adams
Ethan Adams
Assistant Editor

Ethan Adams is a Junior at Athens Drive. He is a Assistant News Editor for the Athens Oracle. He has been with the Oracle for 3 years. He enjoys getting to interact with others as well as writing. Ethan...

Sama Yousef
Sama Yousef
Staff Writer

Sama Yousef is driven to success. Overall she is a fun person to be around. She loves her job at Hollister that she works at with her friends and says it's a nice environment to be in. She enjoys going...

Denver Broncos are Super Bowl 50 champions with a large push from their defense

It is a common goal shared around the National Football League to play in the Super Bowl. However, this is easier said than done. Feb. 7, another Super Bowl was put in the books as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10.  Denver’s No. 1 ranked defense was able to sack quarterback Cam Newton seven times, contributing to their 14 point victory, making them Super Bowl 50 champions.  On that evening, at 6:40 PM, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers represented all of America as the top two teams in the National Football League.

The road to the Super Bowl is quite a long road. Preparation for the NFL regular season begins in March, where the first free agency period begins. This process is taken all the way to July, where team OTAs (organized team activities) start, followed by the preseason in August. Then, of course, the regular season starts in the month of September. So, all in all, there are about eleven months around The National Football League in which all 32 teams prepare to strive for an appearance into the Super Bowl as a team of 53 men.

These two teams were attempting to mark their legacies in that game on that Sunday evening. Both Denver and Carolina had four quarters to prove that they were the best team in the NFL. Although Denver came on top, there are many questions towards the return of Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning.

I really think he’s fine with it. Look at him. He’s happy. He’s peaceful. I think you have to put this in some perspective. He had four neck surgeries [in 2010 and 2011]. He might never have played again. But playing again, and playing well when he came back—what a blessing,” said Archie Manning in an interview with ESPN on his son’s future.

Once Monday, Feb. 8 hit, there were many questions from this game that still lingered. For instance, many questions surround the career of Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning being the age he is and whether or not the 39 year-old were to call it quits, considering he would go off with another Super Bowl ring. On the other side, questions are present as to whether the Carolina Panthers will be able to carry their success from this year, despite their loss to Denver, into the next season. As for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, critics wonder if he will he be able to backup his MVP season in 2016. If Manning does retire, it will be remained to see if backup quarterback Brock Osweiler will be able to lead Denver to another Super Bowl appearance. Or, the Panthers will prove that their 2015 season run was “no fluke”.

Nonetheless, the conclusion of Super Bowl 50 puts another NFL season in the books. The process will soon begin to see which team will be in Houston around this time next year for Super Bowl LI.

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